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SETTLEMENT OF THE COUNTY

THE FIRST WHITE MEN IN RACINE COUNTY —ST. COSME'S ACCOUNT OF THE ROOT RIVER —JAMBEAU'S TRADING POST —CAPTAIN GILBERT KNAPP —THE FIRST DWELLING — LIST OF EARLY SETTLERS — PIONEER LIFE AND CUSTOMS —THE HOUSE-RAISING — THE FURNITURE — SWAPPING WORK — OBTAINING SUPPLIES — PASTIMES — CHARACTER OF THE PIONEER —THE OLD TRAPPER'S SOLILOQUY.. 65

CHAPTER V
RACINE COUNTY ORGANIZED

CONDITIONS PRIOR TO THE ORGANIZATION OF THE COUNTY — HOW
CLAIMS WERE MADE —CLAIM ASSOCIATIONS — CONSTITUTION OF
THE MILWAUKEE UNION — ENFORCING THE LAW — ORGANIZATION
OF THE COUNTY — ELECTION OF CAPTAIN KNAPP TO THE LEGISLA-
TURE—THE ORGANIC ACT —KENOSHA CUT OFF FROM RACINE —
THE FIRST ELECTION — INAUGURATION OF GOVERNMENT — ELEC-
TION PRECINCTS AND JUDGES —EARLY FINANCES —THE LAND
SALE — THE COURT-HOUSE — THE COUNTY JAIL 81

CHAPTER VI
TOWNSHIP HISTORY

TOWNSHIPS OF TWO CLASSES — ORIGIN OF THE CIVIL TOWNSHIP —ITS
PLACE IN HISTORY —THE NINE CIVIL TOWNSHIPS OF RACINE
COUNTY — BURLINGTON —CALEDONIA — DOVER — MOUNT PLEAS-
ANT — NORWAY — RAYMOND — ROCHESTER — WATERFORD — YORK-
VILLE — HISTORICAL SKETCH OF EACH —EARLY SETTLEMENTS —
PERSONAL MENTION OF PIONEERS — DATE OF ORGANIZATION —
MISCELLANEOUS INCIDENTS — POPULATION AND WEALTH —A
RETROSPECT 101

CHAPTER Vn
THE CITY OF RACINE

LOCATION — ORIGIN OF THE NAME —EARLY SETTLEMENT — PLATTING
THE TOWN — STREET AND PROPERTY LINES — POSTOFFICE — EARLY
MAIL ROUTES —THE VILLAGE INCORPORATED — THE CITY GOVERN-
MENT—LIST OF MAYORS —FIRE DEPARTMENT — POLICE DEPART-
MENT — PUBLIC PARKS — WATERWORKS — GAS AND ELECTRIC
LIGHT — MISCELLANEOUS 133

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